Our Partners

Cornerstone, charity and pro bono partners make our work possible

We acknowledge the significant contribution of the following extraordinary organisations who help us meet our funding commitments. Our cornerstone, charity and pro bono partners support mean the majority of funds raised go to our project beneficiaries. 

The Million Dollar Lunch Cornerstone Partners


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The AFL supports the Children's Cancer Foundation and The Million Dollar Lunch through event management and production, sponsorship, design and other strategic support services.

Crown Resorts

Crown Resorts generously supports The Million Dollar Lunch by absorbing all venue and catering costs, and assisting with raffle and auction items.


BetEasy supports the Children's Cancer Foundation through the AFL BetEasy Community Partnership, contributing $150,000 per annum to The Million Dollar Lunch, as well as staff and customer donations.

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Lexus of Blackburn supports The Million Dollar Lunch by donating a luxury vehicle to the premium raffle and contributing to an auction item experience.



Virgin Australia generously supports the Million Dollar Lunch by providing flights for our grand auction and premium raffle items, for MCs and entertainers.


Charity Partners

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Pro Bono Partners 


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We’re proud to be supporting theses hospitals and medical research institutes who are saving children’s lives and making kinder, more successful treatments possible.  



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“Children’s Cancer Foundation funding is enabling us to implement an innovative paediatric cancer research program. Through this research we are gaining a better understanding of cancer biology and envisage it will translate into targeted, less harmful therapies for children with cancer”. Professor Elizabeth Hartland, Director and CEO

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“Without the advocacy and extensive and long-term funding from the Children’s Cancer Foundation we could not have developed our clinical and research program to the extent that we currently enjoy.” Peter Downie, Head, Centre for Cancer and Blood Diseases


“Monash University is proud to collaborate with the Children’s Cancer Foundation and the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in research programs that aim to improve treatment and give hope to children diagnosed with cancer.” Professor Eric Morand, Head, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health



“The Children’s Cancer Foundation funding has propelled our paediatric cancer research program, allowing us to break new ground in genomics, stem cell medicine and clinical trials, which are offering newfound hope to the improvement of diagnosis and treatment for children with cancer.“ Professor Kathryn North AM, Director


“The Children’s Cancer Foundation funding has provided vital support for ground breaking national studies investigating novel treatment approaches for children with cancer. This support is critical to help us work towards improved outcomes and reduced side-effects for our patients.” A/Prof David Ziegler, Kids Cancer Centre.


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"The Children’s Cancer Foundation’s major support of research over many years has enabled the development of a new generation of diagnostic genomic tests. Expanding our clinical trials portfolio and helping us keep at the forefront of new immunotherapies, and supporting comprehensive clinical care has also been made possible by the Foundation.” Dr Françoise Méchinaud, Children’s Cancer Centre.